Lecturer in applied anthropology

Lecturer in applied anthropology

Published Deadline Location
25 Mar 3 May Amsterdam

Job description

The Department of Anthropology, one of the largest departments of anthropology in Europe with an excellent reputation in both research and teaching, currently has an opening for a lecturer in Applied Anthropology.

What will you do?

You will actively contribute to the department and its teaching programs. The position will require you:

  • to assist in teaching courses in applied anthropology in the Bachelor Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and the Master Cultural and Social Anthropology;
  • to supervise students in the applied anthropology track in the Master Cultural and Social Anthropology;
  • to contribute to the further development of applied anthropology at the department of Anthropology in Amsterdam.

Specifications

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Requirements

What do we require of you?

You have:

  • an MA in anthropology;
  • a strong proven record in applied anthropology and experience in applying anthropological knowledge and methodologies outside academia;
  • excellent knowledge of spoken and written English;
  • working proficiency in the Dutch language or the willingness develop this within two years.

We have a preference for someone who will strengthen the diversity of our department.

Conditions of employment

Our offer

The employment contract will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. The preferred starting date is 1 September 2020. Salary depends on past education and relevant work experience, with a minimum salary of €3,673 and a maximum salary of €4,978 gross per month based on a full-time contract for a 38-hour working week (in keeping with scale 11, as per the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities). We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus.

What else can we offer you?

A challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organisation. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Employer

University of Amsterdam

With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.  

The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.

Department

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences – Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is one of the largest departments of anthropology in Europe with an excellent reputation in both research and teaching.

We have a broad understanding of applied anthropology. We understand applied work as translating anthropological insights to partners outside of the university, while allowing at the same time to be inspired and challenged by ways of thinking from outside of academia.

Additional information

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Would you like to learn more about working at the University of Amsterdam? Visit our website.

Specifications

  • Lecturer
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 7.6 hours per week
  • €3637—€4978 per month
  • University graduate
  • 20-212

Employer

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Location

Nieuwe Achtergracht 127, 1018 WS, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive the following documents in a single PDF file (not zipped):

  • a full Curriculum Vitae;
  • a concise statement of motivation (800 words max.);
  • a statement outlining your experience with and ideas about applied anthropology (800 words max.). 

The deadline for applications is 3 May 2020. Interviews will take place in May or June.

You may apply online by clicking on the link below. 

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Application procedure

Application procedure

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive the following documents in a single PDF file (not zipped):

  • a full Curriculum Vitae;
  • a concise statement of motivation (800 words max.);
  • a statement outlining your experience with and ideas about applied anthropology (800 words max.). 

The deadline for applications is 3 May 2020. Interviews will take place in May or June.

You may apply online by clicking on the link below. 

Make sure to apply no later than 3 May 2020 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).